I’ve read 45 books in 2018. That seems like so many! The first half of the year was full of a few more books than the second half, but that’s okay. I hit a bit of a reading slump this fall. I’ve got the book roundup of all that I completed this year.
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
Lucky by Alice Sebold
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Now, Discover Your Strengths – Full disclosure. If you purchase this used or anywhere other than the Gallup website, you will need to pay a little extra for the quiz they have to actually discover your strengths.
Into The Water by Paula Hawkins
Would Recommend to Others
Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica
Circe by Madeline Miller
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Crucial Conversations – This is a great non-fiction, professional development book.
Crucial Accountability – This is a follow up to Crucial Conversations about more than just how to talk to others.
Get It Together by Lauren Berger
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – I missed reviewing this one! We read this for book club. While enjoyable, I did not enjoy it as much as Murder On The Orient Express.
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
Don’t Waste Your Time Reading These
Single State of Mind by Andi Dorfman
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara
That’s it for this book roundup! Overall, the second half of the year produced more books I enjoyed, though I found I was reading less and slower. I think my October of ebooks contributed to that. I made it back into physical books, and have read even more. I tried to compare all of the books from the year to each other. So, I loved The Song of Achilles more than I enjoyed Circe, but they’re both great books.
In 2019, I’m hoping to read 52 books. One book per week. It’s a lofty goal, but I think I can do it! I have a long road trip coming up, so I may even try out some audiobooks.
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